For many older homes, separating heating and air ducts is the norm. While it’s common, sharing ducts can and is done, and many homeowners are finding that it helps them save and add square footage to their home. So why isn’t it done more often?
Depending on the types of systems you have in place in your home currently, you’re going to need the help of an HVAC professional. While that may seem like a large task, once you leverage your ductwork to work for your home, you’ll be sure to enjoy a quality system that can even help you save.
Adding Space by Combining Ducts
You may not think about it because it runs above your head, but your air conditioning and heating ducts take up a lot of space in your home. If you have a large attic but the entire floor is covered in ductwork, you could be missing out on some significant square footage.
Also, if you have air ducts in the roofing and heating ducts in the flooring, it’s also adding the cost of insulation just to keep air from escaping - and costing you thousands on energy utilities.
Not only does it take up space inside your attic, but also ductwork has to connect to vents, and for homes with separate vents for heating and cooling, that could signify wall and ceiling space as well. What would you do to have some more storage in your home? Or have one less worry when hanging a photo or decoration on your wall? By consolidating your ductwork you can add serious space to your home.
Why Invest in a Central HVAC System?
No one ever wants to have to replace a heating or air conditioning system, but that doesn’t mean that doing it has to be a bad thing.
Installing a central air conditioning system in your home is the main way to consolidate your ductwork. But beyond the space savings, you’ll enjoy plenty of other perks including:
- Added property value.
- Easy heating and cooling from one unit.
- Longer appliance lifespan.
- Less maintenance.
- Improved energy efficiency.
And because the central air conditioner is always in use - whether for heating or cooling - you’ll also see an improvement in your indoor air quality. A major reason for dust buildup in your ductwork is the lack of use between seasons.
Are Heat Pumps Comparable?
When you work with a professional HVAC company, they should always give you options. A heat pump is a quality option for your heating and cooling needs.
During the winter it moves warm air in, and during the summer it moves hot air out. However, in order to accomplish this process, it does use individual heating and air conditioning ducts, which is not ideal.
For homeowners in the Wills area, Easco Air can help you choose the right system for you. We also offer heater duct and AC duct services to ensure you can reuse your ductwork year after year.
So be sure to share this blog with your friends and find out how everyone can add value and convenience to their home with streamlined ductwork.